Analysis Of Langston Hughes 's I, Too

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Alejandra Rodriguez
D. Rodriguez
DIRW 0401.105
3 November 2015
Justice for Equality
“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all” (4 USC Sec. 4). In America every human being should have the right for justice. Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, and other races should all be equal. Working hard, getting an education, and fighting for what is right are what make a true American. In “I, Too,” Langston Hughes discusses the theme of racial equality through the use of metaphor, symbolism, and imagery.
Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes parents James Hughes and Carrie Langston divorced because James studied law and was denied permission by the all-white examining board to take the Oklahoma Territory exam. James Hughes decided to move to Mexico to practice law freely. Carrie Langston moved to Lawrence to find an opportunity to work and Hughes lived with his grandmother Mary Langston. Hughes faced racism, discrimination, segregation, and equality in the 20th century. Hughes got involved with the Harlem Renaissance to shape a movement that will thrust Harlem to the world to show its artistic and literary value. Hughes shared his love of poetry to African Americans so that they can read and learn about the situations that every African American is facing. (Miller 23-29) What’s interesting is that after the Civil War, Walt Whitman one of America’s most influential poets wrote a poem called “I Hear America Sing.” In
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